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Chuma Maweni

iGubu I (Drum)

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Previously shown at Miami 2021.

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Description/

A master of hand-thrown ceramics, Chuma Maweni’s distinctive approach combines contemporary hand-coiled shapes marked with precisely patterned incisions.His blackened ceramic works are pit-fired with the same techniques used by Nguni tribes before him, their dark, porous surfaces, striking silhouettes and smoky scent established him as a distinctly contemporary ceramicist dedicated to his craft.

The shape of this work, with its flattened top, makes reference to a drum, ‘iGubu’ in isiZulu. Because of its material, when struck the work would make a melodic drum. Maweni also has an upbringing in a musical family of singers, and so he often references instruments as ubiquitous forms.

Terracotta.


Chuma Maweni

designer


  • Color/

    Black

  • Exclusive/

    Yes

  • Material/

    Bronze, Terracotta

  • Dimension/

    29.0 x 65.0 x 29.0 cm (11.4 x 25.6 x 11.4 in)

  • Style/

    Contemporary

  • Heritage/

    South Africa

  • Ships from/

    South Africa

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